Everyone needs user management, login, secure API, secure passwords
1556_ 5/27/14 - After the morning keynote address at the Glue Conference, we sat down with one of the featured speakers, Les Hazlewood, co-founder /CTO of Stormpath. Impressed by his talk, Larry asked Les to give our audience an overview of his company. "Stormpath is an identity management service. We offload management user integration as a backend for people building applications." Stormpath works with all sizes of companies from startups to very large companies. Everyone needs user management, login, secure API, secure passwords and Stormpath does that for anyone that has a public website. Les told us that he and his co-founder spent at least six months in market research before they actually started building the technology. Their thesis being that security is difficult and as more and more companies go to the modern cloud, security breaks more and more often. Larry said, "While security is such a continuous and growing problem are there other challenges facing business today?" The modern cloud movement is difficult for a lot of companies to adopt and understand, 'How do I make the change from my on-premise physical infrastructure to a kind of virtual cloud infrastructure'. That's difficult for a large company to wrap their heads around. Also it's incredibly difficult to staff high tech companies, to find people with enough skill sets, training and experience to join and be successful. In the tech space, keeping abreast of new technologies is always difficult. There are always new things, new innovations. You have to spend a descent amount of time on a regular basis investigating new technologies to see where they fit and how they could benefit you. The companies that can be more nimble - adopting things faster typically can outlast the companies that can't.
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